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at the lincoln memorial and then go to martin king -- martin luther king, jr. national memorial. it's all in honor of the 50th anniversary of the march on washington. >>> today president barack obama will kick off a two-day bus tour through new york and pennsylvania. the president is expected to discuss new ideas for lowering the cost of college tuition. the president is scheduled to speak at three colleges and one high school. vice president joe biden is expected to join the president during his stop in scranton, pennsylvania. that stop is scheduled for tomorrow. >>> thousands of buildings near yosemite national park are being threatened as a number of wildfires continue to burn out west. the fire dubbed the rim fire is nearly out of control. it has already destroyed five buildings and forced the evacuation of camps and private homes. so far the fire is only 5% contained. more than 400 firefighters are working around the clock to contain this fire along with water-dropping planes. >>> and the thunderstorms will continue as we go through today, scattered in nature. we're talking about it
ring. >> that was martin luther king jr. 50 years ago at the march on washington. this weekend, around 100,000 people are expected on the national mall to commemorate it. and next wednesday, president obama is scheduled to give a speech on the steps of the lincoln memorial. the "new york times" michael shear writes this today. mr. obama's mere presence on the lincoln memorial platform on wednesday will speak volumes. the election of the nation's first black president serves as a testament to america's sometimes halting progress toward what dr. king that day envisioned as an invigorating autumn of freedom and equality. joining us now martin luther king iii and the president of realize the dream as well as the civil rights leader in his own right, lee saunders is the president of the american federation of state, county and municipal employees. good to see you, good morning. >> i want to read a little bit of your op-ed. quote, in the 50 years since the march on washington for jobs and freedom, we have made tremendous strides in the fight for equality. we must continue to move forward not
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